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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala speaks to Al Jazeera on Nigeria’s Missing $20 Billion – Watch



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Where’s the money?

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has ordered an investigation into allegations that 20 billion dollars in public money has gone missing.

Former CBN Governor Sanusi Lamido Sanusi discovered that the money “disappeared” from the account of NNPC.

Nigeria’s Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has a quick chat with Al Jazeera on what needs to be done in the investigation.



  1. Nelly Agbogu'weight loss blog

    February 27, 2014 at 9:23 am

    Where is the money Madam?

  2. Troll

    February 27, 2014 at 9:30 am

    You see Nigeria has a very long way to go…like extremely long. And it’s not just the government’s but also the citizen’s ‘cos they’ve been giving us shit to eat and we’ve been swallowing it wholeheartedly. Nigerians will never fight back instead we stupidly boost of our survival abilities. They don’t give you light, buy a generator. No good schools, take your child to Ghana. No good hospitals, fly to India. Bad roads, enter plane. Crashing planes, start praying to God. Nigerians would never fight back for the injustice that is been done to them, instead we’d just make noise online like I’m doing here. HOW ON EARTH CAN 20BILLION DOLLARS MISS?

    • Troll

      February 27, 2014 at 9:37 am

      HOW? This is not naira we’re talking here oh…billions of dollars. I’M JUST CONFUSED. And the painful part is that this case will slowly die down. They’ll keep running round and round until Nigerians move onto the next issue on the news. Just read today that 500 Million dollars was recovered from Abacha’s loot. Not the loot oh, just the one recovered. 500 MILLION DOLLARS! One person, just one person. But yeaterday, we had little Princess asking for just 4.5 million naira to save her life.
      I’m tired of this country.

    • Bimpe

      February 27, 2014 at 11:17 am

      i absolutely agree, cant emphasise on this point anymore than u ve

  3. Hurperyearmie

    February 27, 2014 at 9:34 am

    Hmmm issorait am sure revolution is coming soon

  4. Vanessa

    February 27, 2014 at 9:38 am

    Search the right pockets. You will see the money. While at it, remember to search your own pockets too.

  5. Bimpe

    February 27, 2014 at 9:47 am

    can u imagine? which kin thief kon be that one…. 20 billion, thats dangote and mohammad al fayed net worth together, so imagine someone just taking their businesses away from them at once and yet the person wont make forbes list. no wonder there r so mny rich ppl in ngr.
    i really hope and they find the person or persons, crazy stuff!!!

  6. Vanessa

    February 27, 2014 at 10:15 am

    @Bimpe, pls, I share an office with someone else. [email protected] “yet the person won’t make Forbes list”. @ Troll,you are very right in all you said.

  7. no heart to hate

    February 27, 2014 at 10:15 am

    Sometimes i think that our people feels that when they die some of their money, cars and buildings would be buried along-side with them, the Rich are always wanting to get Richer by stealing Public funds. God is not Sleeping and would make them account for it one day

    • Michael akaruese

      February 28, 2014 at 12:32 am

      20 billions dollars my goodness that is the budgets of some countries for 20 good years,then how on did you want that country to survive,a country that no electricity no roads no jobs.i think it is time to do something about it.

  8. Vanessa

    February 27, 2014 at 10:17 am

    [email protected] yet the person won’t make Forbes list. Bimpe, you are very amusing. Troll, I “sympathize” with you. Nigeria and Nigerians tire me. We need a Jerry Rawlings.

    • Troll

      February 27, 2014 at 10:31 am

      Honestly we do need a Jerry Rawlings. This our government won’t take us seriously until we show them that we are serious.

    • D'Mamma

      February 27, 2014 at 1:24 pm

      But then again, we are not serious. When something serious happens we just turn it into a comedy show, laugh it off and bury it.

  9. @edDREAMZ

    February 27, 2014 at 10:42 am

    Goverment job, the sweetest job in nigeria…. Hell fire will have alot of customer filled with nigerian goverment no doubt…..

  10. porsh

    February 27, 2014 at 11:58 am

    Story Story..that’s is if those actions are carried out. You are all the same. Ukraine went into war for a $15 Billion that has not even been spent and here we are in Nigeria $20 billion cannot be accounted for and easy going Nigerians keeps listening to different stories. if we continue folding our arms Nigerian government will keep taking us for a ride. ENOUGH is ENOUGH.

  11. Chum chum

    February 27, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    Ok oooooooo Madam finance as you said, it is very very urgent biko. This is a huge sum.

  12. Ibukun

    February 27, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    Bless you troll, having a Jerry Rawlings will go a very long way.

  13. Michael

    February 27, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    Look at how mrs Okonjo iweala spoilt and stained the name she made for herself during OBASANJO regime.Madam minister we dey watch una.

    • Lukman

      February 27, 2014 at 4:30 pm

      Iweala has not stain her name. She still remain an integrity personified in the cabinet.

    • tunde

      May 17, 2014 at 7:35 am

      which kind name, she spoilt the name a long timea ago when she started dining with BABA
      Really anyone in busineas with Jona has no integrity.
      They are all spoilers…

  14. michael akaruese

    February 28, 2014 at 12:43 am

    The worst thing is that,most of this officials stealing this money dnt help their families,they ve siblings that dsnt even ve what to eat and they dnt help.i think some ve to be done.the amount is too huge to forget about

  15. Raphyb2

    March 20, 2014 at 9:29 am

    Make una leave them na God go see them,make we pray make God expose the people wey dey do all dis things. Hell fire dey wait 4 dem if dem no repeat, dem just dey make life miserable 4 dere follow people no good school no road no good jobs na God go see una finish

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